How To Become an Election Judge

Would you like to serve as Election Judge? You must be a registered voter in Gilpin County. This is a paid position.

Please contact Sahari McCormick 303-582-5321 or if you are interested in becoming a judge or would like more information. You can also sign up at the party caucus.

Election Judge Benchmarks

Elections in the State of Colorado are all mail ballot with an option for voters to also vote in person at the Old Courthouse in Central City.
There are several judge duties needed:
Mail Processing Judge: This duty requires some basic computer skills. The commitment to days worked for mail processing would be half days beginning approximately 22 days before an election up to and including Election Day.
Count Team Judge: Is responsible for opening envelopes and processing ballots thru the computer that counts the votes. Must be able to work a 12-16 hour day on Election Day.
Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) Judge: Be able to work full 8 hour days and a 12 hour day on Election Day. Be able to work in a busy and possibly stressful environment. Must possess basic computer skills to process and issue a ballot to an in-person voter. Great customer service skills are a must.

Other requirements:

  • Must be a registered elector in Gilpin County (CRS 1-6-101(2) (a)).
  • Must be physically and mentally able to perform and complete the assigned tasks (CRS 1-6-101(2) (b)). Some of the following abilities and tasks may be required:
    1. be able to lift 25-50 pounds
    2. be able to "work" in a busy and stressful environment for 14+ consecutive hours
    3. be able to understand and read English at an 8th grade level
    4. be in good physical condition that allows sitting and/or standing for long periods of time
    5. be able to accurately distribute multiple ballot styles in a timely fashion
  • Must attend a class of instruction concerning the tasks of an election judge prior to working (CRS 1-6-101(2) (c)).
  • Have never have been convicted of any election offense or fraud (CRS 1-6-101(2) (d)). A criminal background check is run on all election judges.
  • Are neither a candidate on the ballot nor a member of immediate family of the candidate (CRS 1-6-101(2) (e)).
  • Must be able to provide your own transportation to the Gilpin Courthouse in Central City.
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